< Yadi Liu
United States



Yadi Liu is an award-winning visual artist. She was born in China and is now based in New York City. Her works are known for using dynamic figures and strong gradient colors to explore the intricacies of human emotion and relationships. Inspired by Cubism and Expressionism, she is passionate about finding the optimum balance between illustration and Modern Art. She has won many major awards and also collaborates with some top brands and media around the world.


Fashion Institute of Technology
Master of Fine Arts – Illustration / 2017 – 2020 / New York
Sichuan Fine Arts Institute
Bachelor of Arts – Game Design / 2010 – 2014 / China

Society of Illustrators 65 Advertising – Gold Medal
MoCCA Arts Festival 2019 – Silver Medal
Hiii Brands – Jury Award

2023 – Illustrator 65 editorial category, Society of Illustrators, New York
2022 – Huanghezi Museum, Qingdao, China
2022 – Illustrator 64 editorial category, Society of Illustrators, New York
2021 – What’s the body, NFT Crypto joint exhibition, YeahDao
2021 – Sketchbook 5 Virtual Gallery, Karbn Magazine
2021 – Her Weight in Gold, Visionary Art Collective,
2021 – Online Exhibit Society of Illustrators, New York
2020 – D. dream Exhibition, Shanghai, China
2020 – Fengxian Museum, Mask Art Exhibition, Shanghai, China
2020 – Jacaranda FIT Exhibition, Society of Illustrators, New York
2020 – Illustration West 58, LAAFA Gallery, Los Angeles
2019 – 3×3 Illustration Show, New York
2019 – AIAP Annual Party Show, New York
2019 – People’s Choice Salon Show, The Greenpoint Gallery, New York
2019 – FIT Student Exhibition, The OK Space Gallery, New York
2017 – FIT Faculty and Student Exhibition, The OK Space Gallery, New York
2014 – Sichuan Fine Arts Institute Annual Exhibition, Chongqing, China


Art is using my way to demonstrate my understanding of beauty. This beauty originates from different sources and presents different formats, like body, nature, and relationships. My favorite themes are the ones that have a close connection to my inspiration and understanding of life, including emotions, femininity, and culture. Drawing edges for different shapes is the most enjoyable moment during creation.